eC2: Service Contract to support preparation of the Zambia Clean Cooking and Heating component

Deadline: 17-Feb-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank is looking to hire a company for a service contract and testing of cookstovescookstove use in Zambia. The findings will feed into the development of the project component. The service contract will include a Stove User Testing and a Market Analysis to ensure that the cookstove change promoted as part of the World Bank project offers a true value proposition to potential consumers and assess how it best fits within the Zambian market. To assess cookstove efficiency, particulate matter (PM) emissions, carbon monoxide (CO) emissions, durability, and safety, cookstoves are tested and certified in labs using a set of standardized ISO protocols. However, such lab tests have no bearing on the actual efficiency of the stove when used in the household achieved by users cooking with them. In addition, it yields no results on potential fuel and cash savings or stove acceptance.
The objective of the Stove User Testing is to produce a comparative analysis of cookstoves currently in use.

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eC2: Closing Gaps in Womens Employment in the Africa Energy Sector Terms of Reference | AFR Womens Employment Consultancy

Deadline: 13-Jan-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) rw_gender_ag_blog

There will be key criteria for the development of the deliverables:
1. Gender Gaps: A focus on gender equality priorities across the categories policy, leadership, employment, is expected.
2. Client Focus: The focus will be on providing relevant content and recommendations( strategies/remedial actions, activities and programmes) to the WB and KenGen which will be focused in the energy sector and other sectors such as education etc.
3. Partnerships: The consultant will be expected to map out feasible partnerships with e.g. like minded companies and institutions professional associations, universities and NGOs as part of the outputs delivered.
4. Budget and Sustainability: Key will be mapping costs and timelines of the interventions proposed in the gender options analysis. This is essential for sustainability.
5. Key Performance Indicators. What will be the success factors
6. Monitoring and Evaluation Framework. Define how to measure success

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eC2:Scaling Mini-grid: Technical Support

Deadline: 16-Jan-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Least_cost_electricity_mapping_for_tanzania_from_onsset_model

To support the design and development of the initiative, IFC is seeking a firm with expertise in the field of mini-grid engineering with view of helping the definition of the technology strategy and requirements to be implemented under this initiative. This will consist among other things in developing standardized technical standards, performance requirements and EPC contracts towards ensuring quality of equipment while favoring cost efficiencies notably through efficiencies of scale. The firm will be expected to demonstrate solid technical experience in mini-grid, having worked in this segment for at least 2-3 years with demonstrated track record in regard to first-hand understanding of on-the-ground realities.

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eC2: Scaling Mini-grid: Data and Tender Management Online Platform

Deadline: 16-Jan-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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To support the design and development of the initiative, IFC is seeking a firm or a consortium of firms with expertise in the fields of data and IT tools with view in developing an online project development, tender and M&E IT platform to support the implementation of the initiative. The first phase of this assignment will consist in designing a new online platform or customizing an existing IT product based on the requirements developed under the broader initiative. Focus will be given on standardizing data collection, data analysis, tender processes and monitoring and evaluation requirements to support projects preparation, award, development and performance monitoring. In addition to IT product development and implementation track record, the firm or consortium will be expected to demonstrate solid knowledge of the mini-grid sector, as well as experience in mini-grid project preparation and PPP tendering processes.

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eC2: Scaling Mini-grid: PPP model development

Deadline: 16-Jan-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) PPPs

To support the design and development of the initiative, IFC is seeking a firm or a consortium of firms with expertise in the field of mini-grids and PPPs in infrastructure including but not limited to the following skillset: public-private-partnerships models and transactions preparation, energy sector policies and regulations, mini-grid PPP programs, financing and risk mitigation instruments, market intelligence, data collection and analysis, monitoring and evaluation as well as stakeholders engagement, marketing and communications. The firm or consortium will be expected to demonstrate solid experience in mini-grid, having worked in this segment for at least 2-3 years and combining strong analytical capabilities with first-hand understanding of on-the-ground realities.

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eC2: Technology Innovations in Industrial Decarbonization in Developing Countries – Scoping Study

Deadline: 06-Jan-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) esmap

The goal of the proposed assignment is, in cooperation with the World Banks Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) team, to produce a comprehensive report on innovative technological solutions for decarbonizing industries in World Bank Group client countries. The report should present the existing innovative solutions for decarbonizing the industrial sector that are on different technology readiness levels (TRL), starting with TRL 3, and show how the WBG operations teams can use those solutions and in which sectors. The report should focus on solutions that have a high green-house gas emissions abatement potential and high scalability in developing countries. For the identified technologies the report should address present costs and any other barriers to deployment, examples of policies/regulations could foster adoption, and experiences from strategies for moving up TRLs. Prospects for future costs decreases also need to be included.

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eC2: Consultancy Services for Assessment of Energy Efficiency, Load Management and Renewable Energy Options for the Cutzamala Water Supply and Treatment System, Mexico.

Deadline: 18-Dec-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Waste water plant

To ascertain the potential energy savings and cost reductions, the World Bank will engage a consultant to conduct a detailed energy and water audit of the Cutzamala system to identify, assess and recommend opportunities for improving energy efficiency and load management.

The assignment is expected to be conducted in three Phases:
Inception Phase Preliminary Assessment
Phase I Assessment of energy efficiency, load management & renewable energy opportunities
Phase II Identification and assessment of new technologies and financing options

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eC2: TOOLKIT FOR GENDER EQUALITY IN THE OFF-GRID SOLAR SECTOR

Deadline: 23-Dec-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) scaling+solar+main+banner

ESMAP seeks to hire the services of a firm to develop an interactive and dynamic Gender Equality and Off-grid Solar Toolkit, which will (i) provide operational support to WBG task teams during engagement with client governments and the development of WB lending operations in the off-grid energy sector, and deepen the focus on (ii) off-grid and the womens segment (both consumers and enterprises), and (iii) enhancing productive uses of energy (PUE) with a focus on female farmers and female businesses. Target audience for the Toolkit are WB Task Teams, development institutions, financial intermediaries, MFIs and the private sector. This research will aim to reshape the design of off-grid solar energy projects to enhance gender equality by developing new tools that teams can easily use in early conversations with client counterparts in implementation and supervision.

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eC2: INDIA: Due Diligence for Installing Floating Solar Project in Omkareshwar Reservoir, Madhya Pradesh

Deadline: 25-Nov-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Madhya Pradesh, the central state of India, has been in the forefront to contribute

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significantly towards promotion of clean energy solutions in the country as well as globally. To take such initiatives forward, Government of MP through its agency Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMS) – has requested the World Bank to support them on new technologies such as floating solar. On request of the Government of India, World Bank is already supporting Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI), under Innovations in Solar Power & Hybrid technologies project, to invest in early demonstration projects but with an objective to also build a robust pipeline of such projects while developing the policy and regulatory ecosystem. As part of deepening the market for floating solar projects in the country, engagement with MP will be an important step. This is specifically important as lack of experience in deploying several of these technologies in India, and globally, at scale is considered as a major constraint by various developers, financiers and other stakeholders.
World Bank will support RUMS and Narmada Hydroelectric Development Corporation (NHDC) in exploring potential of floating solar project in one of the states water bodies Omkareshwar Dam in Khandwa district of MP.

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eC2: Turkey: Market assessment for direct uses of geothermal energy

Deadline: 28-Nov-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The purpose of this assignment is to assess the technical and economic viability of

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different options for direct uses of geothermal energy in Turkey, including district heating and cooling. This includes both projects where low to medium temperature resources are utilized directly and also projects were residual heat in geothermal brines at geothermal power plants is used.

Tasks are expected to include:
– Country-wide, high-level assessment of direct use potential
– Preparation of pre-feasibility studies for selected applications
– Assessment of interest of municipalities and private developers
– Estimation of investment needs to allow the market to grow to its potential
– Barrier assessment
– Preparation of action plan/roadmap for the promotion of direct uses of geothermal resources

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